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CBC: Waswanipi leader lobbies fashion companies to save boreal forest

October 29, 2016. Originally published in the CBC by Christopher Herodier and Jaime Little. In the fight to save one of Northern Quebec’s last untouched boreal forests from logging, the Cree’s latest ally could be a group of fashion labels. Mandy Gull, deputy chief of the 2,000-member Cree community of Waswanipi, spoke to a gathering of 81 clothing … Continued

NYC to Chart Course for Forest Conservation

  October 26, 2016 | New York City  Award-winning environmental not-for-profit Canopy and representatives of 81 global fashion brands are gathering for a day-long summit to strategize conservation solutions for the world’s endangered forests. The popular material rayon (aka viscose/lyocell) has become a major driver of forest loss and degradation with more than 120 million trees … Continued

JUST-STYLE: Lenzing leads the field in forest-free viscose ranking

October 24, 2016. Originally published in Just-Style by Beth Wright. Austrian fibre company Lenzing, and Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla – who together produce 35% of the world’s rayon-viscose – are rising to the top of a global ranking that rates companies on their efforts to conserve forests. The ranking is included in a report released today (24 … Continued

ECOTEXTILE: Canopy report ranks viscose manufacturers

October 24, 2016. Originally published in Ecotextile. Conservation NGO Canopy has launched a new report which ranks the performance of the largest rayon-viscose fabric producers in the world. The report notes that manufacturers such as Lenzing and Aditya Birla are among eight producers who have already shared sourcing data with Canopy to map out their supply … Continued

SOURCING JOURNAL: Lenzing Leads in Sustainability Ranking for Viscose Producers

Originally published in Sourcing Journal by Genevieve Scarano on October 24, 2016. Canopy’s new report, “Hot Button Issue,” was released Friday, ranking the performance of the world’s largest rayon-viscose producers. It’s the first-ever tool that enables brands to measure producers’ impact on the environment and their progress on eliminating endangered forests from their supply. Producers’ progress was measured with the CanopyStyleGuide … Continued

Viscose and Endangered Forests: How Rayon Producers Rank

Canopy’s Hot Button Issue report shows which viscose producers are taking strides to conserve forests October 24, 2016. New York. Three years ago, environmental not-for-profit Canopy exposed a serious threat to the world’s forests – the fact that over 120 million trees a year are logged for jeans, t-shifts, dresses and even your bedroom sheets.  … Continued

Canopy on the Green Carpet at U.N. First Ladies Luncheon

September 22, 2016 – Canopy’s executive director, Nicole Rycroft, helped kick off the opening of the General Assembly of the United Nations at the Fashion 4 Development First Ladies Luncheon yesterday. In New York for the event, Rycroft took to the stage alongside fashion and celebrity social justice advocates Arianna Huffington, Annie Lennox, Livia Firth … Continued

ECOTEXTILE: Tesco, Esprit join Canopy campaign

May 24, 2016. Originally published in Ecotextile. Six more apparel retailers, among them Tesco, Esprit, KappAhl, and New Look have joined the campaign of conservation NGO Canopy which is aimed at ending the use of ancient and endangered forests in rayon supply chains. The CanopyStyle initiative now has more than 65 fashion brands, with Canopy … Continued

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS: 6 More Global Fashion Leaders Join CanopyStyle to Help Ensure Forest-Free Rayon by 2017

May 24, 2016. Originally published in Sustainable Brands. Canadian forest-conservation NGO Canopy has announced six new brand partnerships in its successful CanopyStyle initiative, through which more than 65 major fashion brands, designers and retailers have pledged to end the use of ancient and endangered forests in their rayon supply chains. Viscose and rayon fibers are made from wood … Continued

Global fashion leaders partner with Canopy to show that sustainability is always in style

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver. May 24, 2016. Canopy is thrilled to announce its latest brand partnerships in the successful CanopyStyle initiative, which now has 65 major fashion brands, designers and retailers pledged to end the use of ancient and endangered forests in their rayon supply chains. Companies launching their forest and fabric policies today include … Continued

UK FASHION MAG: KappAhl joins Canopy

May 29, 2016. Originally published in UK Fashion Mag. KappAhl, the Swedish fast fashion brand that recently held a sustainable design contest, continues to focus on environmentally-friendly policies and has just joined Canopy. Canopy is an international environmental organization that works to preserve the world’s ancient forests, climate and species. Through becoming a member, KappAhl … Continued

More international brands partner with Canopy, making sustainability the hot trend for spring.

What do a Canadian retail empire on the rise, a major grocery and fashion retailer, a boutique LA-based luxury brand, a Swedish clothing chain founded on affordability, a fast fashion chain and an iconic international fashion company all have in common? They have all recently signed sustainable sourcing policies with CanopyStyle. Canopy is thrilled to … Continued

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